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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
Toshiba is still giving the Blu-ray camp the proverbial finger and instead has focused their efforts on making your existing DVDs everything they thought they could never be. Their new XED DVD players squeeze every ounce of picture data from your DVD library and apparently increase the fine detail and colors to HD quality.
Kris Deering Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
Panasonic had a wide range of new LCD and plasma displays on showcase. They have all your size needs covered including their new 103” plasma for those that really want to see what their power grid is made of!
Kris Deering Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
LG has taken the Blu-ray player in another direction. Their new BH300 not only supports the latest Bonus View profile and bitstream audio support, but also can network into Netflix’s new on-demand movie service. This offers consumers instant access to near-DVD quality video from their new Blu-ray player. Unfortunately they didn’t put a video processor in the player to scale that SD content so you’re left to your display’s abilities.
Kris Deering Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
LG was sporting a new line of LCD flat panel displays and have ditched the boring looks so commonly associated with the line. The new panels feature custom colors, hidden speaker systems designed by Levinson and a new “expert” mode that allows you to calibrate them in more than every before.
Kris Deering Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
And the award for best booth hands down goes to Speakercraft. I think I spotted a few speakers here and there but what they lacked in product they certainly made up for in show. With ornate decorations and scantily clad pixies everywhere they were hard to ignore.
Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments

Okay, maybe I was a little harsh before (or below, remember, time runs backward in blogs). Here's the perfectly readable placard for the Sony STR-DA6400ES

Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments

As promised, front and rear views of the new Sony AVR, sporting Internet connectivity, that second room of high definition audio and video and, oh, page down and read it why dontcha?

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
Shortly after announcing a new DirecTV combination unit, TiVo is making bigger news, all by themselves. A new standalone DVR has been released, with tons of exciting features. The TiVo HD XL, if you couldn't guess by the name, has extra-large...
Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments

Speakercraft’s pod city, going green, with a vengeance.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
DirecTV and TiVo are together again, with a new unit coming soon. It was a sad day when DirecTV and TiVo broke up a few years ago. They were the first receivers with a built-in DVR, and worked together seamlessly. But, when DirecTV started using...

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